Amazingly, the Mosquito and aircrew in the photograph of an unknown squadron was identified very shortly after the publishing of yesterday’s post. Gary Godel, who runs the Bomber Command No.8 (Pathfinder Force) Group on Facebook, tracked down a photograph of the same Mosquito, P-Peter, with its unique nose art and huge tally of ops, in a photograph on the New Zealand Bomber Command Association Facebook page. We are most grateful to Gary for his sleuthing expertise.
The photograph of the NZ pilots and the aircraft must have been taken very much about the same time as our photograph as the bomb tally, although partly obscured by the propeller blade, looks the same.
For fans of Bomber Command’s sizeable contingent of animal chums, here is a close-up of the dog:
109 Squadron photograph courtesy of Jason Medway, whose grandfather Leonard Medway is to the immediate left of the dog.